Nick Adams

Actor
Though never a major Hollywood star, actor Nick Adams nonetheless strove to become one through hard work, a will to succeed and cozying up to Hollywood stars. After landing a small role in "Mister Roberts" (1955), Adams ... Read more »
Born: 07/10/1931 in Nanicoke, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

New Girl 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Monster Zero 1969 (Movie)

Glenn (Actor)

Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title 1965 (Movie)

KEB Agent (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Die Die, Monster 1964 (Movie)

Stephen Reinhart (Actor)

Young Dillinger 1964 (Movie)

John Dillinger (Actor)

The Young Lovers 1963 (Movie)

Tarragoo (Actor)

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hook 1962 (Movie)

Private VR Hackett (Actor)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

Ben Brown (Actor)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

Homer (Actor)

The Interns 1961 (Movie)

Dr Sid Lackland (Actor)

The Rebel 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Pillow Talk 1959 (Movie)

Tony Walters (Actor)

No Time For Sergeants 1958 (Movie)

Ben Witledge (Actor)

Sing Boy Sing 1958 (Movie)

C K Judd (Actor)

Teacher's Pet 1958 (Movie)

Barney Kovac (Actor)

The F.B.I. Story 1958 (Movie)

Jack Graham (Actor)

Fury at Showdown 1957 (Movie)

Tracy Mitchell (Actor)

Our Miss Brooks 1956 (Movie)

Gary Nolan (Actor)

Picnic 1956 (Movie)

Bomber (Actor)

The Last Wagon 1956 (Movie)

Ridge (Actor)

I Died a Thousand Times 1955 (Movie)

Bellboy (Actor)

Mister Roberts 1955 (Movie)

Reber (Actor)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

Moose (Actor)

Strange Lady in Town 1955 (Movie)

Billy the Kid (Actor)
Writer (2)

Truth Be Told 2015 (Tv Show)

Writer

The Rebel 1959 - 1961 (TV Show)

Creator
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Bloodmoon 1990 (Movie)

bestboy electrician (Electrician)
Other (4)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

(Driver)

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

(Driver)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Twin Town 1997 (Movie)

(Adams Adjusters Ltd) (Special Thanks)

Biography

Though never a major Hollywood star, actor Nick Adams nonetheless strove to become one through hard work, a will to succeed and cozying up to Hollywood stars. After landing a small role in "Mister Roberts" (1955), Adams struck up a friendship with James Dean and had a small part in "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955). Following Dean's sudden death in late 1955, Adams capitalized on their friendship to gain publicity, while also glomming onto Elvis Presley during the King's movie debut, "Love Me Tender" (1956). From there, Adams ingratiated himself into any social circle he could, which typically paid off with guest starring roles on multiple television shows and supporting parts on the big screen. Adams began taking matters into his own hands when he created and starred in his own series, "The Rebel" (ABC, 1959-1961), which earned critical acclaim during its three seasons on air. He continued to travel back and forth between television and film, landing another acclaimed role on the short-lived series "Saints and Sinners" (NBC, 1962-63) while appearing opposite Steve McQueen in "Hell is for Heroes" (1962). He reached the height of his film career with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Twilight of Honor" (1963), but slipped into personal and professional travails following marriage difficulties and a worsening dependence on prescription drugs. Adams made a number of bad sci-fi films in Japan and the States before dying of a drug overdose in 1968, leaving behind a legacy that asked not what was, but what could have been.

EDUCATION

St Peter's College

Jersey City , New Jersey

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